Comment on Reviewing The Growmap Anti SpamBot Plugin (G.A.S.P.) Update by Russell Cohen.
I know that you guys are big fans of Growmap, and gave it a try on a couple of sites experiencing spam problems (in one case “attack” would not be too strong a word). I saw an immediate INCREASE in spam getting through, albeit ending up in the Spam queue. The reason appears to be that most of the spam is not fully-automated, but rather semi-automated (if I can use that term), i.e. the comment form is actually being loaded in a browser and the whole process emulates a legitimate user making a comment. The Stop Spammers plugin fortunately appears to have provided the answer to this type of spam, at least for now! You can check it out here:
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